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The delightful Lisa Alger is back to share more of her expert knowledge with us Bijou girls this week.  And I know you’re going to heart it.

chic parisien hairstyle

Image captured by Martin Hobby of Awesome Wedding Photography

So lets get to it with a chic parisian hairstyle and make up tutorial from this beautiful shoot that I will be sharing with you in full next week.

chic parisien bridal

Image captured by Martin Hobby of Awesome Wedding Photography


chic parisien hairstyle

Image captured by Anthony Gould Davies of The Fabulous Photography Group

Tiffany’s ball bun was created using a florist’s dry oasis wrapped in cling film!  Florist’s oasis or polystyrene shapes are used to create many avant garde hairstyles and are fun to experiment with.  If you would rather not use an oasis on your big day then one large and one smaller hair donut will create a similar look.

Firstly I made a hole through the oasis and pulled the high ponytail through, just as you would with a hair donut.  The hair is smoothed over the ball using lots of hairspray to tame the flyaways and then pinned under the ball.

I accessorised with a sparkling headband here but the hairstyle also works with oodles of flowers as per the first images.

I wanted model Lara’s look to be more intense but still fitting to the chic parisien theme of this shoot.

chic parisien make up

Image captured by Martin Hobby of Awesome Wedding Photography

This was achieved using Revlon‘s eyeshadow palette in Addictive and a bold black line using a gel eyeliner.  I also used a set of Salon System Boho lashes to extend the cat eye look I wanted to create.

The lips were bold and I used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Grandma.

There will be more from this shoot on the blog next week, it is so pretty parisien you’ll need to read it whilst nibbling on macaroons and sipping champagne.

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Photography: The Fabulous Photography Group and Martin Hobby

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